Public to get chance to comment on co-living scheme planned for Regency Laundry site

July 16, 2020
Public to get chance to comment on co-living scheme planned for Regency Laundry site

Plans for an innovative co-living scheme on a high-profile site in Bath aimed at young people priced out of the city’s property market are to be available for public consultation. Developer the Watkin Jones Group had hoped to build student accommodation on the Regency Laundry site in St Peter’s Terrace on Lower Bristol Road.  But the...

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Bath student’s ‘spy in the sky’ concept to halt illegal sand extraction lands top space award

July 16, 2020
Bath student’s ‘spy in the sky’ concept to halt illegal sand extraction lands top space award

A University of Bath student has won a top prize for in a competition on how to tackle Earth’s problems from space.   Henry Shepherd was awarded the accolade by the UK Space Agency (UKSA), which had asked for imaginative ideas to combat global and local problems using space.  Henry, a physics undergraduate about to...

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Promotion to head of broker relations role for long-serving 1pm manager

July 16, 2020
Promotion to head of broker relations role for long-serving 1pm manager

1pm, the Bath-based specialist lender, has promoted Joe Ralphs to the new post of head of soft asset broker. Joe, pictured, steps up to the position having gained more than 12 years’ industry experience in the 1pm Group.  He worked his way up through the ranks by gaining experience as an underwriter and then...

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Business interruption loan helps historic joinery bounce back with big increase in workload

July 16, 2020
Business interruption loan helps historic joinery bounce back with big increase in workload

One of Bath’s oldest firms has bounced back from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business and is now ramping up production to meet an increase in demand by using a government-backed loan. Hawker Joinery, which turned 100 last year and hand-creates bespoke items such as high-end windows and doors, found itself...

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Buy-to-let landlords and second homeowners in firing line from CGT reform, warns Royds Withy King

July 16, 2020
Buy-to-let landlords and second homeowners in firing line from CGT reform, warns Royds Withy King

Bringing Capital Gain Tax (CGT) rates in line with those for Income Tax could hit buy-to-let landlords, portfolios, second homeowners and people with inheritances, according to an expert at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. Earlier this week Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a review of CGT, with many commentators claiming it could result in...

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Top video gamers play leading roles in new factual series produced by Future subsidiary

July 16, 2020
Top video gamers play leading roles in new factual series produced by Future subsidiary

The colourful lives of some of the world’s top video gamers are explored in a new documentary series made by Bath-based media group Future’s factual production company Barcroft Studios. The short-form documentary series Totally Game promises to uncover unique stories of the lives changed through video gaming.  It features players who have overcome adversity or...

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